Saturday, May 1, 2010

Business Travel II

Good news.  I took my running stuff with me on a biz trip to San Diego.

Bad News.  I am eating goofier than I have since the end of January when I started trying to change and well before I started balogging.  (Yes, I am calling balogging.)  I had really hoped that after 3 months of not dieting, I would be a little safer.  It isn't any new idea, but I am not using the word diet because I do not expect this to be a temporary change to reach an artificial goal.  I am trying to eat a sane amount of food, balanced and nutrient dense, combined with moderate but regular exercise and then let my body tell me what I should weigh.

The last two nights I was not sane.  I had been finding it easy to eat smaller portions until this trip.  And I had been enjoying ordering food I like but that met my balanced and healthy goals, until this trip.  Most discouraging of all, my back is acting up after losing 20 lbs and working hard everyday to strengthen my core, corp, coor.

Good news.  I am learning that there is not 'safe'.  It is not a good swing thought.  (My family plays a lot of golf.)

Good news.  There is just today and how I do today.  Except I will borrow a little from last night.  I ate what seemed like a bushel of steamed broccoli.  The cracks between my nose holes and my cheeks look a little green...the green of healthy eating!  (That was hokey)


No scale here at the hotel.  Weighing myself has been helpful in the past, but I am getting ready to stop.  I set some non-weight related goals at the gym on Monday and I really want to leave weighing myself behind.  But, I don't think I am really ready.  We'll see.


  1. I did the same thing. We went on a trip to Utah to T's graduation, and ate out every meal. You know that can't be good in the first place, but some of that was "all you can eat". I'm feeling fatter than ever, and a chinese lady I visit teach patted my stomach last night and in halting English said, "Baby". :S

    On the good side, Paul is fixing up our bikes so that we can ride. He recently saw some video of himself, and for the first time in years actually saw what the rest of us see. lol Maybe we can do this together.

  2. You have a good point about setting non-weight related goals. I would love to do that but the weight is my motivator. I'd like to see if I can weigh what I did on my mission.

    Traveling is tough but I also like to stay busy when I travel to avoid eating out of boredom.

  3. Delirious - I hope to ride together. Annette I have been taking walks and doing pilates together and it makes it much more enjoyable. Except there is one exercise where she totally cheats and bends her arms and then I tell her and then she says, "don't tell me what to do" and then.....

    JD - I did O.K. avoiding bored eating, but I struggled when everyone was pounding the all meat pizza and I am trying to rabbit a salad without ranch dressing. Which, by the way, feels like a crime, especially at a pizza joint where you should be DIPPING your pepperoni pizza in ranch dressing!

  4. Delirious - I hope YOU and Paul ride together. LOL. I don't thing Paul would be to happy if you and I went off riding after Paul fixed your bike.